Listen Technologies Corporation, a Utah-based designer, manufacturer, and distributor of assistive listening products, is partnering with California-based loudspeaker manufacturer OWI Incorporated to offer a customized product for the educational market. The assistive listening system from Listening Technologies, the OWI-KSTM-LT-84, is compatible with the OWI self-powered speaker amplification system that serves the educational sector.
According to an announcement from Listen Technologies, recent changes to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) classify classrooms as an “assembly area” where assistive listening systems are now required whenever there is a sound system that is integral to the use of the space. The customized Listen Technologies/OWI assistive listening system has been developed to serve this need. Listen and OWI worked together to develop the product, including collateral and support materials needed to easily interface the OWI-KSTM-LT-84 system with the OWI products. The OWI-KSTM-LT-84 is an infrared (IR) listening system designed as a budget-conscious solution to meet the needs of educators and students from kindergarten through higher education.
“Listen Technologies and OWI have always had a friendly relationship and help each other whenever possible, and it’s great to announce a formal partnership with them and fill a need that they have,” said Cory Schaeffer, co-founder and vice president of business development for Listen Technologies. “We look forward to working with the team at OWI.”
Joe Martinez, vice president of OWI, commented in the same announcement that he and Cory have known each other for years, so when this need came up, Listen was the first company that OWI thought of working with on this product for the educational market.
Source: Listen Technologies Corporation